Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Take twice-baked potatoes out of their skins and pile all that cheese into a casserole dish. Just like the original, this bacon-laced and green onion-flecked side reaches new heights.

1 pound thin bacon
16 russet potatoes
6 tablespoons canola oil
4 sticks (1 pound) salted butter, plus more for buttering baking dish
2 cups sour cream
2 cups grated Cheddar or Jack (or a mix of both), plus more for topping
2 cups whole milk
4 teaspoons seasoned salt
6 green onions, sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cook the bacon in a saute pan until crispy; let cool and then crumble.
Scrub the potatoes, then place them on baking sheets. Rub the potatoes with the canola oil and bake until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the potatoes and lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Slice the butter into pats and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the bacon and sour cream. With a sharp knife, cut each potato in half lengthwise and scrape out the insides into the mixing bowl. Tear up 3 of the skins and throw them in. Smash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the cheese, milk, seasoned salt, green onions and some salt and pepper and mix together well.
Butter a baking dish, and then spoon the mixture into the dish, top with more grated cheese and bake until warmed through, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Lita said...

I would love to have a reason to cook 16 potatoes. I love potatoes. These would b perfect for an Easter Sunday lunch. Thanks for sharing.

Wishes for tasty dishes,

Kari Wagner said...

Goodness does this look good. I think this would be perfect for Easter or just a random Sunday in June.

Gentle Joy said...

Mmmm... I love twice baked potatoes... and your casserole looks great! :)

Anne Inthekitchen said...

This sounds great! Thanks, for sharing!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

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Miz Helen said...

This looks like a delicious Casserole, I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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